a bit more about
I am a seeker deeply committed to my own healing and evolution in service of living a nourishing, sustainable, vibrant life that is full of love. I am passionate about reclaiming my sovereignty and supporting others on their path. I am deeply connected to the land and to animals, constantly learning and exploring the depths of my inner world, and I have a deep appreciation for ancient and indigenous cultures and traditions.
I have practiced yoga and been committed to personal development since 2007. In 2018, I decided to deepen these pursuits. After years of being a high-achiever, following all the rules, checking all the boxes, and meeting all traditional metrics of success - I was often exhausted and deeply unsatisfied. It was "fine" until it wasn't. Deep down I knew that there was so much more to life. That something greater was calling me. That the answers were not outside me, but within. I decided to stop looking outside myself for the answers. After about a year, the answer became clear: slow down, leave your career in law, and follow your heart's longing to live in India. And so, I did.
The years since first arriving in India have been a living process of harmonizing my life, my passions, and my work. I am passionate about making transformative change and supporting others do the same in order to live a life that they have reverence for. A life that is honoring of the Self and sustainable. After 13 years of serving corporate and legal clients from all walks of life, from indigent criminal defendants to the C-Suite of the Fortune 100, I now bring my results-driven, practical approach to my work as a coach, facilitator, and teacher. This is balanced with my grounded presence, knowledge, and skill in working beyond the mind, with the body, energy, and spirit. My offerings support individuals to identify and honor their needs, find and use their voice, take up space, and to access and reclaim their feminine powers. My clients are empowered by my presence to feel safe and to show up vulnerably.
My offerings are holistic; mindfully and intuitively curated to address the mind, heart, body, and spirit, and to take you beyond your perceived limitations. They are backed by years of dedicated practice and training. I practice, study, and am certified to teach yoga, having been initiated into the Himalayan Yog-Vedantic lineage, including the Himalayan Kundalini and Kriya Traditions, as taught by Anand Mehrotra (200 and Prenatal YTT, Dasha Mahavidya Initiation). I practice and have been initiated into Shoden Level I and Okuden Level II in Usui Reiki Ryoho. I am a Sacred Depths Transformational Coach, having studied under Joanna Lindenbaum. I have a deep practice and some training in Authentic Relating, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Nonviolent Communication, and yoga nidra.
In addition to my deep reverence and appreciation for yoga and reiki, I also acknowledge that they come from cultures that I was not born into. I recognize that it is my privilege as white Western woman that allowed me to access the teachings in the ways that I have. I am a humble student of the Eastern religions, traditions, and teachings that I share, and I am constantly striving to do so in a way that honors the cultures from which they originated, rather than appropriating them. I continue to study and deepen my Sādhanā under the guidance of Anand Mehrotra. I study the ancient yogic texts, attend Satsang, and revisit the teachings of Mikao Usui. I keep myself in check by seeking guidance from South Asian yoga teachers on the issue of cultural appropriation and reading articles and books on white supremacy, cultural appropriation, and how to honor the roots of these teachings. Accounting for my humanness and acknowledging that some of the best lessons are ones that I learned through failure, I welcome mindful feedback around how I can grow in this area, as well as the opportunity to consciously discuss these topics.
Finally, if you've read all this and don't feel resonance, I am happy to share the names of some teachers and coaches that I would recommend, both in India and the West.
My experience of all of Rebecca’s work is consistent: she has sparked growth in me that I have not been able to access any other way. She has a very open and flexible approach to teaching that leaves space for each of us to have our own experience in the space, but her grounding presence helps us to challenge ourselves with new viewpoints and to return to a place of peace by the end of each session.
The Women’s Circle has been a great support to me through difficult periods. I am not by nature an extrovert, but the circle has been a very nurturing space where I have never felt awkward or exposed. The nature of the sharing is very respectful and Rebecca encourages us to feel our consent is critical at every stage of the sharing. That safety has allowed me to feel connected to the other participants in a deep and genuine way and to experience learning, love and healing supported by those connections. I am consistently grateful for the time I have spent working alongside these women!
The meditation class Rebecca teaches has really helped me to improve my own practice. The length is perfect because it is not a big commitment of time and it is a great way to begin my week feeling grounded and clear on what I need and where I need to out my energy in the week to come.